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GEN 19633 11.1.2019
18.90 €

Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001)  
Pléïades (1978–1979)
Claviers
Peaux
Métaux
Mélanges
   

Pléïades


by Iannis Xenakis


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Iannis Xenakis invented his own instruments for Pléiades, a suggestive, interstellar work for percussion ensemble. And once again the Ensemble DeciBells commissioned their very own grandiose musical instruments for their outstanding recording of this work. The musicians led by Basel solo timpanist Domenico Melchiorre play the shimmering music, which fuses the boundaries between individual instrument, ensemble, and listener on a dizzying scale: subtle and yet with nerve!

MusicWeb International
"The recording is superb and allows the listener to hear the myriad of detail presented in this score …"
Review on MusicWeb International by John France, March 2019

Das Orchester
"Das aus Basel stammende Schlagzeugensemble bewältigt diese Aufgabe unter Leitung von Domenico Melchiorre mit Bravour. Zusammen mit den Technikern des Schweizer Rundfunks gelang eine mustergültige Aufnahme."
Besprechung im Magazin Das Orchester, 6/2019 von Stephan Froleyks

WDR 3 / TonArt. Album der Woche
"(...) ergibt sich ein faszinierendes Klanggeflecht, dass vom Basler Ensemble DeciBells höchst suggestiv gestaltet wird."
Review on radio WDR 3 TonArt, 4.3.2019, Michael Schwalb